Press Release: 12th PDWP Held On 9th December 2020

The twelfth meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party was held in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan. 33 projects of public welfare were presented in the meeting. 29 projects costing Rs. 32.25 billion were approved in the meeting. Relevant departments including various forum members attended the meeting online under Corona SOPs. Among the notable projects, the forum approved phase 3 of the mobile hospital program at a cost of Rs. 40.5 crore in all the amalgamated districts. Under the project, 29 more mobile hospital vehicles will be provided for the amalgamated districts for which 202 health workers will be provided. 990 campuses have been set up in the last six years through the mobile hospital program in which 39,000 patients have been treated. Health department approves 300-bed children’s pads hospital at 40 kanals in Kabal Swat at a cost of Rs 1.64 billion The meeting approved a feasibility study at a cost of Rs. 4.5 million for the upgradation of DHQ Hospital and establishment of medical colleges in Kurram, North and South Waziristan. A feasibility study has also been approved for the provision of nursing, paramedics and health facilities at a cost of Rs. 3 crore in the amalgamated districts. Expansion of Health Management Information System project at a cost of Rs. 208 million for integrated districts has been approved. The meeting also approved the setting up of District Headquarters Hospital at a cost of Rs. 98 crore in Koli Pals Kohistan district. Earlier, ten basic health centers were functioning in the area. The Provincial Development Working Party has directed the Planning and Development Department’s Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate to report progress on projects approved by the Health Department through the Provincial Development Working Party so far this year. The M&E Directorate will check the progress on projects approved under the Accelerated Development Program for Integrated Districts this year. A plan to set up 16 new colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a cost of Rs 4.9 billion was approved The establishment of an engineering university in Swat at a cost of Rs 8.2 billion was also approved Government Girls Degree College approved at a cost of Rs. 27 crore in Lower Dir Lal Qila Maidan under Higher Education Department Rs 45.8 crore project approved to fill staff shortage in schools and colleges in tribal districts Social Welfare Department approves Braille printing press project for special people The project will cost Rs 43 million and will be set up at the Government Institute for the Blind in Peshawar. Reading documents will help Flood Prevention Schemes at a cost of Rs. 75 crore in Bannu, DI Khan, Kohat, improvement of waterways, rehabilitation of canal roads. A plan of Rs. 98 crore has been approved for the rehabilitation and construction of Warsak Left Bank Canal, Mohmand District Mori Lisht Pipe Irrigation Scheme and Irrigation Channels for Kailash Valley Chitral approved at a cost of Rs. 15 crore Solar tube wells, flood protection and irrigation channels at UC 36, 42, 43, 44, 48, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 80, 92 at various Union Councils of Peshawar at a cost of Rs. 20 crore. Approved Relief Department approves Rs 39.8 crore project for mine rescue operation in Abbottabad, Buner, Kohat Under the project, Rescue 1122 will be provided with equipment and vehicles for rescue operations in Mainz areas. It also approved Dagar Bypass Road at a cost of Rs. 70 crore in Buner, Gujar Gabral Road at a cost of Rs. Gone The C&W Department of Peshawar DI Khan Motorway submitted its report to the Provincial Development Working Party which was sent to the Infrastructure Section of P&D for scrutiny and further scrutiny of the project. It will then be presented for approval at the next PDWP meeting

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